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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 117 ENTRIES / Re: Yeti Village on: January 09, 2017 01:37:50 PM
That is fantastic. Even the base is a cookie? Just wow. Nearly as cute as your fabric yetis Wink.

Thanks!   Yes the whole base is that hard gingerbread cookie, kind of a freeform shape, I "glued" it with icing to the plate its on so it would stay put!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 117 ENTRIES / Yeti Village on: January 07, 2017 06:59:56 AM
This year I decided to make a "Yeti Village".    Yetis is kinda my theme lately because I have been sewing so many fabric ones!  

EVERYTHING is edible except for the string, 1 toothpick and the plate it sits on.     Its also totally vegan and tastes good if you cook it for a shorter time so the cookies are softer.    

My Yeti Village  has mountains with yetis on the ledges, a ski lodge, a couple of tiny houses, trees and best of all a cable car!   I chose blues and greens and white for the majority of my coloring.     Yetis are made from a powder sugar and cornstarch "clay" and then hand painted with paint I made with food coloring and cornstarch.  

I had a lot of fun making this, it ended up as a cute centerpiece for the table.  

Thanks for looking!

Inspired by my sewn yetis
3  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #111 - Gingerbread House Contest 7 - Entries Due Jan 1 - Jan 10 on: December 18, 2015 01:27:15 PM
I'm in!   We missed last year because we were on a cruise.   I have an idea for this year, trying a new technique. 
4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Buddha Bowl (on a plate) on: October 23, 2015 11:03:14 AM
recipe link please?
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 114 (May 2015) on: May 28, 2015 09:31:49 PM
I claim loudxmouse for something sewn for the baby

I'm Leigh-Ann, I'm 29 and a single mom to Levi, who turns 8 in July!   
I'm very allergic to smoke, and I don't like olive green, navy blue, pastel or dull colors, lacy things, and anything including animal products (we are vegetarian)
I prefer things that are useful vs. just decor or "stuff"
Love bright colors, tiny things, natural/organic treats/stuff, beach inspired things, rainbow colors, etc.

I would LOVE stuff I can use for Levi's bday party (June 20), and gifts I can give him (clothes, toys, etc) - His favorite colors are bright pink, purple, and anything neon - he is a "gender neutral kid" so things that look very "boy" won't appeal. 

My pintrest:  https://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/
LOTS of ideas on there!

Amazon wish list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2VUJVWZH14XQF/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o?


-Clothes for Levi (pm me for measurements)
-sundress (sleeveless) for me size small
- tank tops, size small jrs, with stencils/embroidery/etc in summer-y/beachy designs
- fun - headband(s) that will work for very fine, long hair, nothing tight/uncomfortable

- anything fun for a camping/survival theme bday party, need EVERYTHING (decor, goodie bag stuff, cake toppers, food holders, plates, banners, games/supplies, supplies for a kid craft etc)
- handmade lip balm that is not too waxy/sticky (natural flavor/scents)
- candles scented with essential oils
- necklace inspired by this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858667765789/
- bleach pen made from sharpie: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/556616835170935906/
- Serger cover: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387591111657426050/  (this is the serger I have)
- loose weave crochet blanket in bright rainbow colors, the bigger the better but anything lap size or bigger is fine.  non-itchy, washable yarn prefered.   


- Urban Threads gift card, or designs off my wish list
- machine embroidery thread (esp orange, black, white, teal, turquoise, medium tan, glow in the dark, variegated)
- paracord string and clasps (need a bunch in different colors) 
- colored tape (i.e. electrical tape, duck tape, etc), in any fun colors/prints
- supplies for making sunscreen, esp non-nanno titanium dioxide and shea butter
-essential oils (anything for inattentiveness, any kind of mint, orange, lavender, TTO)
-wood slices with holes for making keychains, like this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858667829043/
-star cupcake tip: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858673901997/
-fun buttons in bright colors, any size
-knit fabric, for me to make dresses for myself from
-knit fabric, for making kid t-shirts (bright colors!)
-ribbing (for cuffs/neckbands) any colors, even small amounts help!
-mosaic tile grab bags like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188482820/150-mosaic-mix-3-grab-bag-stained-glass?ref=favs_view_2
This sewing pattern:   https://www.etsy.com/listing/231418075/the-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink?ref=favs_view_4
- Faux wood background for taking photos (I hear they have paper or something from hobby lobby for cheap but ours does not have)
- Katwise sweater coat tutorial pattern on etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/57955143/upcycled-sweater-coat-tutorial-by?ref=shop_home_active_2 
- paint brushes, nice ones or even the crappy kid ones, I have use for both
- acrylic paint in any colors
- 1" elastic for waistbands
- small ribbon scraps in any color (I make little tags with them for clothes I sew)
- pins with flat head (usually flower shape?)

Natural/organic candy/treats (would love vegan gummies or anything mint!)
BOOKS   Levi and I both love books!   Used is fine, see my amazon wish list if you want ideas!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Hoopla Swap Round 14 - Summer Activities (signups 4/27 - 5/3 : mail by 6/1) on: May 27, 2015 07:55:17 PM
I'm almost done!   

I tried a new technique. 
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 113 (April 2015) on: April 11, 2015 07:32:11 PM
I will claim Mlsocci74 for kitchen towels from pintrest (the kind that don't fall on the floor)

I'm Leigh-Ann, I'm 29 a single mom and am still stuck living with my parents, but live in beautiful Florida.   I homeschool my 7yr old, who is an energetic amazing kid!     I like bright colors, beachy stuff, orange/yellow/rainbow.   Functional stuff more than just decoration.   Love getting stuff for my kid!    
Please no pastels/camo/grandma looking stuff.   The kid likes pink/purple/neon colors, and we do gender neutral themes/styles vs. "BOY" stuff.  No characters/tv show related stuff or guns/sports etc please.  
Stuff can just be inspired by my ideas or pintrest, no need to be exact!  

We are VERY allergic to smoke!  


anything on or inspired by my pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/
(includes everything except embroidery designs.   Some are homeschool related but supplies for any of the activities there would be good, and books!)

Serger cover: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387591111657426050/  (this is the serger I have)
crochet throw blanket (rainbow colors, loose pattern, soft, washable, not itchy)
clothes for me- ideas here:  https://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/clothes-for-me/
clothes for my kid - ideas here: https://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/clothes-for-levi/
chalice necklace or keychain: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858669036791/
natural sunscreen
hand necklace (inspired by this) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858667765789/
curved piece of wood: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858667674770/
Silk scarves, rainbow or other colors, bigger the better: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858672176422/
Something including any of the lyrics from this song: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/foreveryoung.html   (there is a version with a different first section that I prefer but I cant find it, I will keep looking!)  


fabric in solid colors, 1/3 yard pieces or bigger (knits, woven, velour, bottomweight)
machine embroidery thread (esp orange, teal, black, white, turquoise, glowing)
machine embroidery stabilizer (cut or tear away, medium, 5x7 hoop)
paint brushes, all sizes (water color/acrylic - they dont have to be fancy)
black sharpies, any size
ink pens, for zentangles
supplies to make natural sunscreen (shea butter, beeswax, zinc, titanium dioxide)
essential oils (any, even small amounts/samples)
icing tip: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858673901997/
push pins (easy to grab kind)
card stock, any color(s), printer paper size
buttons, any fun ones for making shirts and other kids clothes.

More supplies I want: https://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/craft-supplies-i-want/

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: Notes with swap packages on: April 06, 2015 09:04:34 PM
I just recycle them, unless my 7yr old wants it for a craft project.    While I appreciate the effort, I don't really see the point in them unless something in the package needs explaining.   I never include notes, I wouldn't know what to write. 
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107, 108, & 109 Gallery & Discussion on: November 15, 2014 06:38:07 PM
I got a bunch of tiny polished rocks from rscowtown.   Levi mixed them in with some bigger rocks and marbles he had already, and made a spot for his hermit crab to play in.   

The little rocks are going to end up in a smaller bowl when I can find one, for a meditation type thing that Levi saw at a Native American festival.   Levi is a "sensory seeker" kinda kid so enjoys sensory type experiences - playing with tiny rocks is relaxing, and fun! 

10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 109 (November 2014) on: November 13, 2014 10:19:29 PM
I claim sweetyetevil for fabric buckets and dress up stuff.

Claims: 2, Sent 1, received 1

I Leigh-Ann, a single mom to Levi, who is 7.  We live in Florida, and I work as a nanny and go to college full time.   Levi is homeschooled.   We are vegetarian and tying to live in a more minimalist way, so functional items are much appreciated.   I also love getting supplies!   We are both very allergic to smoke. 

Likes: bright colors (rainbow, citrus, ocean colors, grey+bright color, etc), batik, simple clean lines, stripes, dots, etc.  functional items, the beach, environmentally friendly things

Levi likes: homeschooling, bright colors (pink, purple, turquoise, neons), playing outside, bike riding, skate boarding, surfing, the beach, gymnastics, archery, science, history, playing his violin. 

Dislikes: anything non-vegetarian, leather, lace, frilly things, fru fru things, itchy things, camo colors/print, pastel colors, red/white/blue combo, 

Wish list: 

Various crafts:
Small goodies for Levi for advent calendar (no idea what, can you think of something?)

Maybe these: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858668352921/  Or these http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858671939124/  or http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326722147940358628/  or http://www.pinterest.com/pin/87960998945863485/    Dye free vegan candy would be awesome too.

Anything fused glass (wind chimes, bowl, etc)
small wooden bowl, handmade or not http://www.pinterest.com/pin/140174607123906067/
handmade natural lip balm/chapstick (prefer non-artificial scent/flavor)
Resin: Hairy spoon rest or coaster http://www.pinterest.com/pin/37154765646501877/
Diffuser necklace: like this (clay): http://doterrablog.com/diy-aromatherapy-jewelry-for-your-doterra-essential-oils/   Or this (locket): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/468374429970291433/  Or this (wood): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/325525879289998611/   (Id like 2, one for me one for Levi)
Christmas gifts for Levi:  some ideas here: http://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/toys-and-stuff-for-levi/

Sewing/embroidery etc
Rainbow quilt  http://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/quilts-blankets-other-quilted-stuff/
Book bag (no library card holder) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858668346696/
fingerless gloves (Levi) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858667834850/
Set of un-paper towels (palm tree, beach, sorta colors)
Set of cloth wipes (bright colors)
Patches/merit badges like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/220535712975547199/ (I have a huge list of themes Id like)
Skirt: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858670917810/   (I like these colors but others are fine too!)
Or a skirt/dress/top for me inspired by any of this: http://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/clothes-for-me/
Ironing board cover for the small kind
Sensory tunnel (tube of stretchy fabric basically) http://www.yourkidstable.com/2012/05/sensory.html
Floor pillow like this: http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/floor-cushions.html  or this: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-square-floor-cushion-stuffed-with-fabric-scraps/2013/12/01/   I will stuff it with my fabric scraps.  
Patchwork bathmat like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858670766575/   Rainbow colors or blues/ocean type colors.  
Weighted blanket or lap pad like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/45950858671973337/


Knit or crochet coat for my 7yr old, in bright, fun colors (purple, turquoise, lime etc).   Like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/206954545352048953/  Or http://tiny.cc/62h3ox Or http://tiny.cc/43h3ox OR
Knit or crochet scrap socks for Levi http://www.pinterest.com/pin/220606081716634809/
Yoga Socks: http://www.marymaxim.com/free-yoga-socks-knit-pattern.html  (free pattern) for me or for Levi, not picky on colors for these as long as its not itchy.  

Anything off of or inspired by anything on my pintrest:

Supplies: (I do not mind if supplies are used/part used as long as they have life left!)
Anything on my pintrest supply list: http://www.pinterest.com/leighi123/craft-supplies-i-want/

1 or bigger circle hole punch/paper puncher - to make circles (used is fine!)

Essential oils (part used or small amounts fine too) - Willing to try any, but especially need lavender, tea tree oil and citrus (orange, lime) and peppermint.  Also anything good for calming or focus, peace, adhd, etc.  

Small scissors for clipping appliques and threads for embroidery

Embroidery thread that fits a brother embroidery machine - especially need orange, black, teal, turquoise, medium pink, white, light purple, light brown, glow in the dark, variegated (any color) - but ANY colors are useful, and I dont mind partial spools.  i.e this: http://tiny.cc/anwapx

Fabric in solid colors or simple prints (dots, stripe, chevron etc) - any colors, but really like bright colors, or neutrals:  Knits (for making t-shirts), ribbing, Broadcloth, kona cottons or similar, bottom weights (anything good for making pants/shorts).   Also need sweatshirt knit and velour for making sweatpants.

Small tin or glass containers, big enough to hold a cotton ball.   Something like these, but don't have to be exact: http://tiny.cc/mswapx

Cloud cover (stuff that irons on to the inside of embroidery designs to make them softer) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030MEPFQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2PQWZPXGI2BNB&coliid=I26F9QWLRYYDQB

Embroidery stabilizer: http://tiny.cc/6zwapx   (anything good for t-shirts is fine - 5x7 hoop)

Natural food dye: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FNM5PU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2PQWZPXGI2BNB&coliid=IYLN19RTHL9NK

Full size iron and tiny iron - used is totally fine, just need them to work well (my full size iron is dying and I don't have a tiny)

Flower/butterfly head pins, like these: http://tiny.cc/fuwapx

Scraps or fat quarters or smaller pieces of semi solids in quilting cotton or similar (for appliqus) - any color in the rainbow, brown, tan, pink - and colors good for ocean, sky, grass, tree, rock, sand, skin tones, etc.  

Fabenmix patterns, especially for pants (boy or girl) and tops (boy or neutral)

1/2 twill tape, for making tags (whatever washes nicely, white or off white)

Wilton cake decorating tips, especially the larger star tip for frosting cupcakes

Natural food coloring

Wood burning supplies

Embroidery designs, PES format, I like appliqus in particular.  My pinterest shows what I have already, except the one that is just called embroidery

Wine bottle cutter

tiny little polished stones like the tiny ones on here: http://www.crystalrivergems.com/00-natural-tumbled-gemstone-mix-1-lb  (got some, but could use even more, we really like these things!)

small colorful ribbon scraps - I put them in the seams of clothes I make for decoration, so needs to be washable

dried organic elderberries

High quality chocolate
Natural gum (i.e. xyletol)
Fun erasers/pencils
small things to put in advent calendar
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